Kevin Porter Day In The Life
"Every morning I wake up next to Tetris (golden haired) and Zazzer (salt and pepper). The dogs straight take over my bed and it causes me to get pushed into the corner. Monster Truck is my roommate's dog, she joins in around 7 a.m.," says Porter.
"The house refers to this as "Truck." My roommate Paul gave me truck to drive for the year. My routine with driving truck is text, buckle up, Instagram, lights, Tweet, put the phone down, check the mirrors and finally drive."
"Viento Y Agua is my local coffee spot. There isn't an Intelligentsia in Long Beach. For now I make my coffee at home unless I run out like I did here."
"Sarah is one of the coolest barista's Viento has. She brings a smile to every customer that walks through the door. A good barista knows their coffee and brings a warm welcome," says Porter, ever the coffee connoisseur.
"Tetris and Zazzer get to go to the park everyday to get some exercise. I normally go to the Dog park on 7th street -- it's pretty big and they love to run."
"Long Beach has a wonderful free yoga program in Bluff Park. It's awesome because you do yoga well overlooking the ocean."
"I try to do yoga everyday because I feel like it is the prefect conditioning exercise for BMX and for life. It builds strength, it stretches you, it's relaxing and it helps you focus. Check out Bostrom slacking off on the left side."
"These are some of my good friends. From left to right me, Mikey, Paul (my roommate), Casey from Utah, and Lee from London. We have guests at our house everyday, so it's not uncommon to have people like Casey and Lee in town."
"This pyramid at Brookhurst skatepark is so much fun. You have to pull back so hard to blast it. I love the feeling of it so much that I will brave the masses of scooter kids that go there. I ride Brookhurst about once a week."
"This is a secret wall ride that we session once month. It was due time to get a session in. The only problem I have with this spot is flats."
"After riding everyday, I make dinner at my house for whomever is around. I decided to make some vegan pizza! Man I love this dish!"
Kitchen, the gathering
Every night, we gather in the kitchen. Notice the Empire rug on the ground, that is a gift from Tina and Tom Williams. This carpet sat in the front door of Empire for years. It has had many of the best BMX riders on earth cross its path.